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Stories from Santa Clara High School
Hijabis at SCHS speak out against India’s hijab bans
News

Khadeejah Khan | March 23, 2022

Globally, many Muslims wear the hijab for various reasons. From empowering oneself to being visibly Muslim, many at SCHS also choose to wear the hijab.

Sophomore Nabiha Jawad started wearing the hijab…

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SPOTLIGHT: Growing with your grade
Features

Jizelle Mercado | December 17, 2021

A new grading system has been implemented for several of the SCHS English courses, including Multicultural Literature, AP Language and Composition, English 11 and some English 10.

The main concept of…

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SCHS language department strives for gender inclusivity
Features

Rebecca LaBarge | December 10, 2021

While they may have existed for a long time, the acceptance of they/them pronouns is fairly recent in the U.S. As the use of these pronouns becomes more common across the globe, strongly gendered languages…

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OPINION EDITORIAL: Blue trick-or-treating pumpkins need to go as they harm neurodivergent children and people with allergies
Opinions

Soojin Spencer | November 4, 2021

On Halloween night, trick-or-treaters will fill the streets. As the tradition goes, each one will ring doorbells, repeating the beloved phrase “Trick or treat.” This tradition, however, often excludes…

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OPINION: Not everyone can be ‘that girl’
Opinions

Mylinh Duong | November 3, 2021

An alarm clock rings at 6 a.m. A sliver of light peeks through her white curtains. With a slice of avocado toast and an oat milk latte sitting on her desk, she reaches for her daily affirmations journal….

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OPINION: Idolizing politicians distracts people from real political issues
Opinions

Khadeejah Khan | November 2, 2021

Throughout the years, politicians and elected officials have found more ways to connect with their people through social media platforms such as Twitter or Instagram in efforts to gain more voter support….

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OPINION: Free meals should not excuse food waste
Opinions

Khadeejah Khan | October 13, 2021

The United States leads the world in many areas, from having the most Olympic gold medals to the largest economy. However, it should not take pride in being the world’s most wasteful country. With the…

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OPINION: Racism should have no place in baseball
Sports

Isa Miyauchi-Garde | October 1, 2021

Japanese baseball player Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels is on the rise due to his immense talent in both pitching and hitting. Nevertheless, he continues to experience racism because of his ethnicity…

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Many SCHS students are concerned about the political unrest of Kashmir
Features

Khadeejah Khan | December 7, 2020

Located in the Himalayas and between mountain ranges and riverbanks, many consider Kashmir to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. Now, it is the most militarized zone in the world.

Kashmir…

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Students are employed in a variety of unique jobs and internships, some of which have temporarily stopped during the pandemic
Coronavirus

Alina Jafri | April 16, 2020

From lifting jugs of water to collaborating with NASA, many SCHS students have joined the workforce. The current shelter-in-place mandate due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, however, has affected many…

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Juniors hope to ease the cost of nonverbal communication apps by creating their own: Talkerr
Features

Itzel Samano | February 10, 2020

The cost of nonverbal communication apps can range from $100 to $500, some of which only offer bare minimum functions: help to talk to others. Juniors Arthur Tallet and Tamba Mattia decided to take the…

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District-wide decision introduces ‘DyKnow,’ a new Chromebook monitoring program
News

Alina Jafri | January 30, 2020

Senior Nabeha Barkatullah turns on her Chromebook during class time and opens to a tab from a previous class. After just a few seconds, her screen goes black. The message “stay on task, now’s not the…

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Local Santa Clara Elite Dance Team takes on Broadway
Features

Melina Kritikopoulos | November 19, 2019

This summer, the 15-member Santa Clara Elite Dance Team brought their talents to the Big Apple, performing a dance showcase in the New Amsterdam Theatre on Friday, July 26.  

The SC Elite Dance Team…

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Celebrating the cultures of students, SCHS introduces first-ever Diversity Rally
News

Melina Kritikopoulos | May 9, 2019

This year, Santa Clara High School’s annual second semester renaissance rally was replaced by a Diversity Rally, on Friday Apr. 12, preceded by a week-long celebration of the many cultures at SCHS.

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OPINION: The Parkland shooting sparked a new generation of activists
Opinions

Kiera O'Hara-Heinz | April 2, 2019

The idea of an activist has changed throughout history. In the past, many people would think of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, or the anti-war movement of the 1960s as famous activist…

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Class of 2018 gifts two new murals to the SCHS campus
News

Cleo Chow | December 26, 2018

While the Class of 2018 may be gone, the school will bear their mark for years to come. Two new murals, intended to liven up the campus and motivate school spirit, are being gifted by last years’ seniors.

The…

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From the headlines to the home games: Some SCHS football players kneel during the anthem to send a message
Features

Vincent Nguyen | December 12, 2018

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the star in Nike’s most recent “Just Do It” ad campaign, causing heavy backlash from critics who disagree with his kneeling activism during the national…

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What the future Agnews Campus will mean for SCHS
News

Ayden Salazar | December 4, 2018

In recent years, the number of students attending SCHS has surpassed Wilcox. As student populations continue to rise, many Santa Clara Unified School District officials believe the future K-12 schools…

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